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♪ it is tuesday, march 8th, coming up on "early today." a number of people injured as emergency personnel are on the scene. a jury has awarded $55 million to erin andrews in the naked stocker case. and the big prize being michigan and the rich number of delegates p. >. and we're getting funeral arrangements for former first lady, nancy regan. and a bazar scene on a texas highway. "early today" starts right now. good
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i'm dara brown. at least 14 people injured, seven seriously, after a commuter train derailed south of san francisco. after the train hit a tree across the tracks and overturned and plunge under to a creek. that car, part of the express train has 130 seats but there were just six passengers and one crew member on board. all passengers have been removed from the train. one kmucommuter in the first ca was on his way home. >> i was in the first car. it feels unreal, honestly, everything was normal. thank god i didn't sleep, so i was aware of everything. but it shifted the gravity. and there were two people hurt, pretty badly. one member was
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her out as the tree was hanging. pretty much the one portion of the train was missing and all we saw was just water at one point. >> it was the last train of the night traveling from san jose to stockton. train service on the line is canceled for today. well, after months of consideration, billionaire michael bloomberg says that he doesn't believe he could win and that he fears his candidacy would help either donald trump or ted cruz, both of whom he sharply criticized. and mitt romney is continuing to attack the donald. and romney says he's glad to help any of the remaining candidates best the donald. it may all be too little, too late. the latest poll shows donald trump with a3
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michigan ahead of tonight's primary. the democrats will hold primaries in michigan and mississippi today and the latest polling shows hillary clinton with a 13-point lead over bernie sanders in michigan. nbc's tracie potts from washington with more. >> reporter: good morning. michigan could end up being a last stand for bernie sanders. the two were in a town hall in michigan last night in the fox town hall. they continue to talk about the auto industry and whether or not bernie sanders voted against it. he insisted he did not but that bill included a bailout for wall street, that he said late last night he did not support. and hillary clinton looking past the nomination. reaching out to gubernie sander supporters saying she will work with him if in fact
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and the republicans competing in four states, including michigan and mississippi. we saw donald trump yet again urge people to raise their hands and pledge to vote for him today. ted cruz says they're talking to a lot of trump supporters who are starting to change their minds. but in pflorida, one week from today, where the republicans are already pouring a lot energy -- marco rubio now being battered by attack ads from donald trump. there are four caucuses, including idaho and hawaii. and we're keeping an eye on florida, hawaii and the others coming up in about a week. a nashville jury has awarded network tv star erin andrews $55 million against the stocker who
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her hotel room. after several days of testimony, the jury only took a mat of hours before finding in andrews' favor. >> reporter: it was a tense day in court for erin andrews but it only took seven hours for this. >> the defendant, michael david -- did the defendant windsor capital incorporate -- >> reporter: they awardeda an andrews $55 million. the decision was unanimous. and the judge then ordered the court room camera turned off so andrews could speak to the jury. she sued for emotional distress after a video taken of her undressing in her nashville hotel room eight years ago went viral. >> it hurst
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girls -- high school/college tweet me and say i want to be erin andrews except for the marriott stocker thing. >> reporter: she claims the hotel granted barrett's request to a reservation. >> banks created bank robbers, are they responsible for bank robbers? >> reporter: he admitted he was wrong. >> reporter: now after seven days of emotional testimony, finally a decision. >> he she can point to distress she's going to have but she can't put a monetary figure on it and that's why the jury came back with a lesser figure. and funeral arrangements are set for nancy regan who died sunday in california a
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of 94. she'll lie in repose tomorrow from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and thursday 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. first lady michelle obama will be among those attending and then she'll be buried along side her husband, ronald regan who died in 2004. >> as somebody who's been lucky enough to have an extraordinary partner in my life as well, i know how much she meant, not just to president regan, but to the company as a whole. >> he's ordered flags lowered at half staff at the white house and all federal buildings. members of the al-shabaab terror group was killed in a air strike in somalia. the u.s. was
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at a training camp preparing for an imminent large scale attack. it's unclear if any senior al-shabaab leaders were killed. a woman disrobed and danced naked on the cab of an 18-wheeler. deputies were called for reports of an accident and arrived as the woman was undressing. authorities aren't sure why she climbed on the truck but they were able to coax her down after about two hour hours. >> she was talking about all sorts of things, aliens, wall street, the cia. >> the woman was taken into custody. the incident created a traffic jam that stretched for mile s a powerful storm system dropped buckets of quarter sized hail on monday. and they captured a semi almost taking out another
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karins is here with that forecast. >> we had some severe weather yesterday but not a big outbreak. the next round of thunderstorms starting in texas. issued until 9:00 a.m. local time and up to interstate 20 in abilene. a lot of lightning strikes. we could see hail falling from the sky. and this will eventually slide its way towards the dallas fort worth area. so, here's today's threat map. all the way down to south texas. and the coverage of the storms will be greater today than yesterday. that's why i expect more severe weather. and the enhanced risk from corps christie christi. and hardly anything on the map. by the time we get to 10:00 to
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and the coverage grows even more and early tomorrow morning, the storms will be mostly around houston. and enjoy the beautiful weather, east coast. this is as nice as it gets for early march. now a closer look at your day ahead well, there's the stormy weather map taking areas from new mexico and pushing across the state of texas and this is rare for march, thunderstorms all the way to up iowa through the afternoon. and we'll talk more about the flooding threat coming up. it's national pancake day and the celebrations begin at i hop this mourning. and an amazing site of a small plane crash landing right before your eyes. details in two. details . ♪
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incredible dash cam footage released showed a garbage truck crashing through a guardrail and dropping from an i 95 ramp in miami into a park nearly 100 feet below p. the driver miraculously survived. and video of a driver cruising down the road with a 15-foot tree in the front grill of their car. the driver was sited for dui. on long island, security cameras capture the moment a plane fell from the sky. the pilot and his daughter were returning from a college visit in rhode island when the engine died. the pilot suffered a minor injury. former wwe star, hulk hogan took the stand in his lawsuit. he's suing a site for showing a secretly recorded sex
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the wrestler and his then best friend, bubba the love sponge. well, let's get down to business. ir i hop will be giving out free short stacks from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and jet blue launched itsigateway select program. 24 candidates will be selected where they could end up flying passenger jets. and usda says the chicken nuggets shipped may be contaminated with extrainious plastic materials. the packages with a best before date of 2016 should be thrown out.
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through the ice on friday that they were able to bring her to sach safety. after a tough loss to lakers, the golden state warriors are back on track and curry the first player to have 300 three point shots in a season. and a record 45th straight win at home. and the nba slam dunk champion. check out this effortless 360 show down but not enough as the hornets took this away 108-103. and the top ranked tennis player failed a drug test. she tested positive for mel donium, which was just added to the banned substance list this year. she had been legally taking it
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she's being provisionally suspended and could face a lengthy ban, possibly barring her from the olympic games in rio. and now to peyton manning and his emotional good bye. the winningest starting quarterback in the nfl walked away saying this. >> because every moment, every drop of sweat, every bleeryed eyed night of preparation and every frame of film i watched was about one thing, reverence for this game. it was fun to play quarterback and i had great coaches and players. and it wouldn't have been possible without them. omaha. >> and we could expect to see him in a broadcast booth or as a pitch man. and rock legend
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and a lot of rain. this yellow is upwards of five to seven inches of rain. and could have isolated spots of 10 inches of rain. time for entertainment news. j.k. rowling will be auctioning off the chair she sat in when she wrote harry potter. and the opening bid is a whopping $45,000. dolly parten announces new album scheduled to release this summer. and frontman bryan johnson is at risk for told hearing loss. the british monarchy has released photos from the royal family's ski trip in the french
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alps last week. oh, that bundled up in what appears to have been a fun family excursion. and samantha bee called out senator john mccain last night on full frontal. >> does anyone else who led the party to a humiliating loss want to weigh in. >> john mccain called trump's national security positions quote uninformed and dangerous. >> oh, don't you dare. don't you even dare. the guy who gave us trump 1.0 does not get to complain about the latest upgrade. >> she's finding her stride, right? >> absolutely. some funny stuff there. i'm dara brown and this is "early today." choose your match new revlon colorstay™ 2-in-1 compact. expertly-matched foundation and concealer deliver a flawless, complete look that lasts.
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that breaking news, a police investigation happening right now in prince george's county. what we're finding out as officers comb through a neighborhood in cheverly. train off the tracks and in to the creek. the dangerous situation in northern california as firefighters pull passengers to safety. four states and a lot of delegates. the battle between the republican and democratic candidate, how each is trying to get closer to the nomination. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today." it is tuesday morning and we want to send things over to chuck bell. loving this warm weather, chuck.
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that means that the next couple of days are custom made for eun yang and everyone else ready for springtime. weather head lines off to a school start, but the 70s are back and 80s are on the way. looks like thursday may crush record high temperatures across much of the area. right now, though, your tuesday morning a little on the cool side this morning. not cold by march standards, but in the the upper 40s to near 50 degrees right now. heading on out the door, what a great morning for running. temperatures upper 40s and low 50s now. jumping quickly, though. mid-60s by lunchtime and 70s for highs later on today. we'll get into how high your particular home time coming up. it's traffic time with kim hk core pick. mean or problems downtown, wisconsin avenue at m street, traffic lights are dark, so be careful moving through the intersection. inbound south capitol street, we have road work closing the ramps to the westbound southeast/southwest freeway and northbound 3rd street tunnel.
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capitol building. and southbound 395 south of seminary road, we have road work, two lanes get by to the left and the ramp from seminary to southbound 395 is closed until 8:00 a.m. we have breaking news right now. prince george's county police are conducting an investigation in cheverly. we're working to confirm why they're at this apartment building on landover road. a crime scene and several police officers have been present at the scene for some time now. we will bring you any updates as we receive them. the university of maryland police are searching for a student who has been missing for several days thousand. the 18-year-old has not been in touch with his family. he was last seen near the student union last week. if you have any information, call university of maryland police. republican and democratic presidential candidates have vying for more delegates take with 150 up for grabs. they're spread across four
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or primaries today. this hawaii and idaho, republicans will weigh in on who they wants a the party's nominee. in mississippi and michigan, both parties will be looking for votes. the most critical primary is in michigan. that's where hillary clinton and bernie sanders squared off in a town hall meeting in detroit. sanders worked to contrast his record with the former secretary of state on the iraq war and wall street. clinton called her opponent an ally and said she wants to enlist his help if she becomes the nominee but stop short of saying sanders would be her vp pick. and those delegate votes are becoming even more important to the top two republican candidates, donald trump and ted cruz. less than 90 delegates separate the two after the split weekend wins. donald trump is now on the offensive taking aim at cruz and even marco rubio. much of the focus is already on next week's primaries in florida and ohio. those states are both winner
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story out of northern california, nine people are recovering after their commuter train derailed overnight. the fire department says a tree tell on to the tracks south of oakland forcing the first rail car to plunge in to a creek. part of that car was still under water as rescuers pulled out victims. officials believe all the rain the bay area has seen lately may have played a role in that tree falling. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. i'm just so happy, right, are you happy? >> the warm-up coming? yeah. and three other things for us to know. >> did you read your discussion i send you every morning? >> we do read it, but right for you all i can think about is 70 degree weather. >> look at this, this is practically musical right here. oh, what a beautiful morning, oh, what a beautiful day, even nicer tomorrow, records are coming our way. it's practically writes itself. plus i stole it from rogers and hammerstein. outside, 40s to

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